According to the National Organization for Marriage (which really isn’t “for” anything):
Americans should be able to drink a peaceful cup of coffee without worrying that a portion of the company’s profits is going to be used to push gay marriage without a vote from the people.
—Brian Brown, NOM’s President—
It’s unlikely that Brown actually wrote that; It is probably the work product of NOM’s PR firm, CRC Public Relations. CRC, by the way, represented the infamous Swift Boat campaign. Nevertheless, the nonsense was “signed” by Brown so we can hold him accountable.
I wonder, for example, if clients of Schubert Flint Public Affairs or the aforementioned CRC Public Relations are concerned that a portion of the fees that they pay is going to professional bigots who promote hate. Do they know that some of their fees go to bigots who dishonestly assert that gays pose a threat to children?
Assuming that marriage equality passes in Washington State, if Brown wants to put the matter on the ballot, all he has to do is to assemble his little band of crackpots to gather enough signatures to do so. I am quite certain that the Roman Catholic Church, the Washington bishops and the Knights of Columbus are perfectly willing to assist in that enterprise.
By the way, the reason that Starbucks supports marriage equality is because it is good for business! It allows Starbucks, Nike, Microsoft et al to be more competitive for employees.